Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs lead 2020 CMA Awards nominations

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Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, and Maren Morris lead the 2020 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards nominations.

Lambert comes out on top of Tuesday’s (September 1, 2020) shortlist with an impressive seven nods.

Not only does the tally make her the most-nominated act this year, but it also ups her total nominations to 55 – a record for a female artist in CMA history.

Her nominations include the Single and Album of the Year prizes for Bluebird and Wildcard, respectively, and she’s also secured nods for Song of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year, and Music Video of the Year.

The hitmaker’s seventh nod is for Entertainer of the Year, which pits her up against Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Luke Combs – who is just behind her with six nominations. These include Album of the Year for What You See Is What You Get, Single of the Year for Beer Never Broke My Heart, two Song of the Year nods, and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Noticeably absent from the Entertainer of the Year category is Garth Brooks, who urged officials to drop him from consideration for the 2020 title after winning the honor for a seventh time last year.

Elsewhere in the nominations, Maren Morris received several nods for her crossover smash The Bones, including Single of the Year, Song of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year, one of two she received in that category, as well as a Female Vocalist of the Year nod for five in total.

Carly Pearce earned four nominations, as did Dan + Shay and producer Jay Joyce. Ashley McBryde and Keith Urban are up for three awards – and they’re joined by a surprise CMA face, Justin Bieber, by virtue of his featured appearance on Dan + Shay’s thrice-nominated single, 10,000 Hours.

The 2020 CMA Awards will be broadcast on ABC on November 11th. Details about a venue, host, and format amid the ongoing pandemic have not been revealed.

The main 2020 CMA Awards nominees are as follows:

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Single of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Beer Never Broke My Heart – Luke Combs
Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
The Bones – Maren Morris
I Hope – Gabby Barrett

Album of the Year

Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
Never Will – Ashley McBryde
Old Dominion – Old Dominion
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year

Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
The Bones – Maren Morris
Even Though I’m Leaving – Luke Combs
Songwriters: Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Ray Fulcher
I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress

Female Vocalist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Musical Event of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Be A Light – Thomas Rhett featuring Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
The Bones – Maren Morris with Hozier
Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert (feat. Maren Morris, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes & Caylee Hammack)
I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

Musician of the Year

Jenee Fleenor, fiddle
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Rob McNelley, guitar
Ilya Toshinskiy, guitar
Derek Wells, guitar

Music Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay (with Justin Bieber)
Bluebird – Miranda Lambert
Homemade – Jake Owen
I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
Second One To Know – Chris Stapleton

New Artist of the Year

Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

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